Adult Learning Center – High School Equivalency (HSE) Information
- Register with the Adult Learning Center in your community, and commit to attending a prescribed number of hours.
- Take an initial assessment of your skills
- Complete the Start Smart course
- Establish short and long term goals using Task and Timeline guidelines.
- Complete at least 30 hours of instruction.
- Take and pass an Official Practice Test
- Take an official HSE exam.
- Contact your local testing Center (see below)
Age Waiver Information
- Students must be 18 years of age to take an HSE examination
- Students who are 16 & 17 years old, must complete an age waiver application and have this application approved by the State of Wyoming before they are allowed to take an HSE examination.
- All age waiver candidates must complete a program of study from a local Adult Learning Center
- Age waiver applications may be obtained from a local Adult Learning Center. Page one of application is a demographics form which must be completed by the applicant. This form requires parental/guardian consent and must also be signed by the applicant. Page two of the application is a Withdrawal Verification. This must be completed and signed by the local school district office. Page three is a Pretest Verification form. This form is retained by the local Adult Learning Center and is completed after the candidate satisfactorily passes an Official Practice Test.
HSE Test Information
The purpose of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. HiSET™ scores will identify those candidates who have performed at a level consistent with high school equivalency. Information from the HiSET
program also will help identify areas in which candidates are career- and college-ready, as well as areas in which additional preparation may be needed.
Candidates will be tested in five core areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Descriptions of each of these five tests are contained in this document. Included with the descriptions are sample items that illustrate the types of items that will appear on the test. The HiSET™ Practice Tests allow the candidates to view sample content and item types and provide them with general information about their level of preparation for taking the operational form.
For more information about the HiSET exam, please click the following: http://hiset.ets.org/states_educators
Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) is one of the credentialing pathways for high school equivalence (HSE) within the State of Wyoming. TASC, which will assess high school Reading/Language Arts, Writing/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies content to meet the needs of the State of Wyoming, the Wyoming Community College Commission, and the High School Equivalency Program as well as the districts that will select approved HSE assessments that best meet local needs for both paper-based and computer-based programs. The test includes separate sections for each content area assessed—reading/language arts, writing/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
For more information about the TASC exam, please click the following: http://www.ctb.com/ctb.com/control/ctbLandingPageViewAction?landngPageId=52783
Beginning in January 2014, the GED® is a computer based assessment covering the four main content areas of:
1) Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 150 minutes
2) Mathematical Reasoning: 90 minutes
3) Science: 90 minutes
4) Social Studies: 90 minutes
Students should review the information provided in the link below before they begin their Computer Based Assessment for the G.E.D.®.
Adult Learning Centers are allowed to provide Official Practice Tests for the HiSET and TASC exams at no cost to the student. Official Practice Tests for the G.E.D.® are available from Pearson at a cost of $80 for the battery.
The cost of the tests vary as shown in the Table below.
|General Education Development (GED)||High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)||Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)|
|Computer-based test||Computer or paper-based test||Computer or paper-based test|
|Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing; Science, Social Studies, Mathematics||Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics||Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics|
|Up to 2 free Retakes||Up to 2 free retakes||Up to 2 free retakes|
|$120 non-refundable fee payable to Pearson||$50 non-refundable fee payable to ETS
$15 site fee payable to EWC
|$52 fee payable to McGraw Hill
$15 site fee payable to EWC
Students who earn a High School Equivalency Certificate may also be eligible for a Hathaway Scholarship. Interested students should contact the local Adult Education instructor or the Financial Aid office at the College.
Testing Centers in the EWC service area
|Site||Contact Person||Phone Number||Type of Test Available|
|Douglas, Wyoming||Jamie Sullivan||307-358-5622||HiSET Paper-based|
|Glenrock, Wyoming||Margaret Farley||307-436-7499||HiSET Paper-based|
|Guernsey, Wyoming||Sue Trautwein||307-322-2433||HiSET Paper-based|
|Hulett, Wyoming||Laura Lynn||307-467-5477||HiSET Paper-based|
|Lusk, Wyoming||Janae Poage||307-334-2733||HiSET Paper-based|
|Moorcroft, Wyoming||Melissa Buckmiller||307-756-9800||HiSET Paper-based|
|Newcastle, Wyoming||Kim Conzelman||307-746-3603||HiSET Paper-based|
|Sundance, Wyoming||Brittany Lenz||307-290-2770||HiSET Paper-based|
|Wheatland, Wyoming||Sue Trautwein||307-322-2433||HiSET Paper-based|
|Upton, Wyoming||Brandy Donner||307-468-2495||HiSET Paper-based|
|Torrington, Wyoming||Jo Ellen Keigley||307-532-8288||HiSet Computer-based; GED Computer-based|